To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May 2017), we have a very special guest blog from Marissa Bartle who is launching the “It’s OK Not To Be OK” campaign. A little different from my usual posts, but something I feel is important enough to write about, and something I have been working on for a…

In at number four on The Lonely Planet’s Top Regions 2017 List, Wales is a country that’s rich in rolling hills, bountiful countryside, glorious mountain ranges, idyllic villages, historical towns, ancient castles, beautiful lakes and rivers and magnificent beaches, as well as so much more. It’s no surprise I’m proud to call Wales my home.…

As a thirty something year old from Cardiff, I had always considered myself well-travelled visiting popular tourist destinations around the UK, Europe and America. That was until I started working in ‘The Valleys’. (Everything outside of Cardiff is The Valley’s, right?!) Two years ago I joined the team at Bryn Meadows Golf Hotel & Spa,…